RM249,000 aid for poor students in 83 schools

Haris third from left) and MBSA deputy Mayor Mohd Rashidi Ruslan (second from left) having a light moment with Petaling Perdana district education office student development sector deputy head Wan Fauziah Wan Abdullah (third from right), the recipient for the Back to school programme as well as other recipients during the contributions giveaway ceremony at Wisma MBSA, Shah Alam. Selangor on Thursday 25,2021.- MUHAMAD SHAHRIL ROSLI/The Star

SHAH Alam City Council (MBSA) donated a total of RM249,000 to 83 schools in Petaling Perdana, Petaling Utama, Klang and Gombak districts.

The Back-to-School programme was initiated to help needy families, especially those in the B40 group, who had been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Each school will get RM3,000 in cash and vouchers for school necessities that will be distributed to 30 students.

Shah Alam mayor Datuk Haris Kasim said the students identified by the schools for the programme were from among the hardcore poor, special needs group and those badly affected by the pandemic.

“MBSA hopes these contributions will ease the burden of the B40 group, to buy items their children require when returning to school, ” he said during a ceremony held at Wisma MBSA.

The programme carried out under the “Leaving No One Behind” approach is in line with the government’s Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty in the city.

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